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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 29, 2009 5:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

Yeah, I can see that--surprising revelation, perhaps, but here's what I'd do: skip everything, and go to the last 25 seconds of drums (usu Tr 5) and then just listen to OOne (there is no initial CE) a couple of times...throw in the CE "reprise" too, but really, it's the eight min of OOne that sets this one apart.

Listen to the first 3 min esp...then there is a "tape" flip (or brk? patched...), and the "between verses" sequence is also unreal.

Find another example of Jerry playing this high energy, making sounds you SIMPLY do not hear elsewhere (EG, the 78 show with Jan StSt strangeness isn't close to what he does here in the "context" of the song), and I'll eat my hat...along with the StSt of 6-14, the note production is just sublime--he makes one noise in (feedback? "off key"? dunno) following a line by Bob that just leaves me speechless.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-12-29 13:19:13

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Dec 29, 2009 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: 12-29-68 (almost...)

I agree, "between verses" licks are unreal.

My favorite is at 1:46, " It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away"...dwwwoooooow.. bending of off key note. Great interpretive note.